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(2) "How do we create a national movement?" How best can it be done at the federal, state and local levels? What issues are most vital to address? Clearly, challenging militarism, corporate empowerment, social America's decline, and environmental destruction stand out.

How can a vibrant national movement be created and sustained? The answer is the same as it always is - "get to work in all realms: local, regional and especially national."

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It's vital "to have political involvement become the norm for a large movement, or we will never defeat the powers of" powerful destructive forces.

Everything important destroying democratic freedoms must be challenged. That involves putting our bodies and spirit on the line. Monopoly capitalism is the root cause of everything wrong.

(3) If and when a viable third party is created, "how will its politics be decided? Will it address the most vital issues? Who'll finance and promote it?

First off, creating a committed political alternative is essential. America's two party duopoly is too dysfunctional, corrupted and lawless to fix. 

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Change depends on abandoning and defeating them. There's no other way. Throwing out bums for new ones never worked and won't now.

Replacing them with politicians committed to serve everyone equitably is the only way. People aware of today's dangers have to lead, encourage others, organize and agitate for change.

"The critical need in the U.S. today is to change our political structures, south and north, east and west." 

"The main participants in politics in all realms have been leaning more to the right than to the middle." 

"To change that there must be an increased involvement by those of us in both the middle and the left."

Change depends on us. It's our country and our choice. 

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"So let's get to work." Writing his manifesto was easy, said Dowd. The moment of truth is what comes next. Our lives and futures depend on it. If that's not incentive enough, what is?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"

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